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Mar 7, 2010 06:28 AM

Halal cart food?

I am craving some cheap halal cart food, like the metro halal cart at Ballston or all over NYC. Is there anything like that in the Falls Church/Vienna area??

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  1. I love this stuff. I'm with you - ever hopeful, but doubtful.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      What is the restaurant again that is connected to the cart in Ballston? Location also would be appreciated, along with any notes about the place. TIA.

      Ballston Cafe
      4601 Fairfax Dr Lbby 2, Arlington, VA 22203

      1. re: Dennis S

        I believe it is connected to La Jawab in Arlington on Lee Hwy, which is in the same strip as Carib Grill, Thai Thai, and Saran Vegetarian. I've never been, and I'm not sure why. It seems to get decent enough reviews on donrockwell and Tyler Cowen likes it.

    2. Does it have to be from a cart?

      Halalco Supermarket in Falls Church has a cheap buffet with average (very, very average) chickpeas, pakistani chicken curries, rice, and so forth. Its spicy and oily and halal....could satisfy a cart craving, but thats about it. The same can be said of Lahori Kabob, also in Falls Church... its dingy as heck, oily pakistani border buffet food, but its cheap, its halal, and the fresh naan with the meal is solid.

      No carts that I know of though.

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      1. re: CoconutMilk

        Nope, doesn't have to be from a cart...would just like the taste of the stuff you do get from the cart. Thanks.

      2. if you ever make it to baltimore...

        Halal food cart (corner of West Baltimore and North Liberty street) - For $6 bucks, you can get a huge portion of either chicken or lamb gyro meat on rice with the famous "white" or "red" sauces (drink included). This is all I've tried here and it's similar to what you'll find in New York City carts that made this famous. Though it isn't as tasty as those, mainly because of the cumin amount in the rice, it's something I look forward to and eat about once a week. They also have gyros and sandwiches which are cheaper (around $4).

        1. There's a Metro Halal cart in Rosslyn, as well, in front of 1100 Wilson Blvd (under the big tv screen) - but that's not closer to Falls Church/Vienna. What I can say is that he's normally still out there when I leave from work at 5pm, so you could maybe get dinner after work...